Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Remind Me


WMSE’s Local/Live is quite simply your weekly, curated connection to our local music scene. Since its inception in February of 2005, every Tuesday WMSE 91.7FM has welcomed a Milwaukee-area artist/band into the Bob and Genie Friedman Live Performance Studio to perform a full set live on the airwaves. The first Tuesday of every month WMSE takes Local/Live to Anodyne Coffee on Bruce St. for a live, all-ages performance which is live broadcast and streamed with help from our friends at Kneeverland Productions. Transfer Pizzeria Cafe provides band hospitality for the in-person shows at Anodyne. Cedar Teeth provides band hospitality for the in-studio performances.

Hosted by Music Director Sid McCain and rotating cohosts – DJ Maggie Iken and Milwaukee Records Matt Wild.


Through multiple platforms: in person, on the air, via WMSE’s website or on the station’s Facebook page and video channels (YouTube and Vimeo), Local/Live connects its local-loving listeners to the music and musicians they appreciate.


We hope you enjoy checking out the extensive Local/Live program archives and hope you will check out what’s on deck, here.


Local/Live History:
On Tuesday, November 12, 2013, WMSE updated the beloved program to give Local/Live more visibility and time to expand upon the mission of supporting Milwaukee-made music. With a full-hour, 6 – 7 p.m. time slot, the show grew into an even more in-depth showcase and conversation, hosted by former WMSE Music Director, Erin Wolf, along with Milwaukee music writer and WMSE DJ, Cal Roach.


Wolf and Roach would collaborate to book, curate, feature and converse with musicians, groups and bands primarily from the Milwaukee area (all from Wisconsin) with the intent to feature the new and up-and-coming alongside seasoned veterans. WMSE engineer Billy Cicerelli was at the helm of each weekly band performance, giving each performing band the option of taking and using the recording of their live performance for WMSE’s Local/Live